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The Age of Carrie?

Carrie Bradshaw's timeline -- Mapping out the ''Sex and the City'' character's life with a little creative license

The upcoming teen-Carrie books, and a possible second Sex and the City movie, inspired our part-factual, part-fantasy take on Ms. Bradshaw's life.

AGE 6
Love at first fashion: Carrie buys her first copy of Vogue.

AGE 13
Jellies — out. Stilettos — in! The obsession with designer footwear begins.

AGE 15
Joins school newspaper, pens column on safe sex for teens. Article includes the words I couldn't help but wonder...

AGE 16
Junior prom is ruined. Damn you, Ogilvie Home Perm!

AGE 18
Moves to NYC, takes subway, sometimes still wears Candie's, eventually meets Stanford.

AGE 24
Forms gal-pal posse with fellow single girls Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha.

AGE 32
Meets a tall, dark, handsome, and very rich stranger: Mr. Big. They date, break up, date, break up...

AGE 36
Publishes her first book, Sex and the City.

AGE 42
After 10 years of dating, marries Mr. Big. Honeymoon in Italy goes awry when Carrie gets lost in Manolo Blahnik factory.

AGE 64
All widowed empty nesters, Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha move to a posh Miami pad with a spacious lanai. They eat a lot of cheesecake.

Originally posted Sep 26, 2008 Published in issue #1014 Oct 03, 2008 Order article reprints